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Nina Sheetz dies at age 97

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Nina M. Scheetz, age 97 of Chesterton, Ind., passed away on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at the Waters of Duneland.

She was born on September 12, 1916, in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, to Alex and Orpha Dycus McCoy, both of whom preceded her in death.

On July 13, 1935, she married Leland M. Scheetz, who preceded her in death on June 10, 1988.

Nina is survived by her grandsons Randy (Sharon) Hanna of Sunbright, Tennessee, Chris (Denise) Hanna, of North Carolina and Curt (Barb) Hanna of Chesterton, Ind., great-grandchildren James, Nikki, Glenn and Leland, great-great-grandchildren Levi and Morgen, several nieces and nephews and many dear friends.

Nina was preceded in death by her daughter, Nina Lee Hanna, in February 10, 1997, son-in-law James Hanna, grandsons Michael Hanna in 1995, Larry Hanna in 2007, five brothers and three sisters.

Nina was a 50 year member of Chesterton Chapter 274 of the OES and served her chapter as Worthy Matron, was a Page to Indiana Grand Chapter and served as Grand Representative to Michigan and Indiana. She was a retired Vice -president of the Chesterton State Bank where she worked for 27 years, both at the Main Office and the Garyton branch.

At this time, according to Nina’s request there will be no services. A family service will be held at a later date at Chesterton Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Porter County Cancer Society, 2502 Beech St, Valparaiso, IN 46383.

Arrangements are under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, 525 South 2nd St., Chesterton. For a complete obituary written by Nina, please visit



Posted 1/9/2014